Lloydminster holds the distinction of being Canada’s only border city. Straddling the two provinces of Alberta and Saskatchewan, it celebrates its unique repute with the world’s largest border markers, standing 100-feet high. No matter which side you’re on, there’s lots to see and do in this city known for its small-town charm. Lloydminster hosts popular summer festivals, including the Arts Without Borders Festival featuring art, authors, films, and plays, and the Colonial Days Fair, an entertaining mix of trade show, monster truck show, agricultural show, fair food, midway rides, and nightly grandstand concert. Year-round, the Border City Farmers Market offers a fun shopping experience, with farmers, artists, and bakers.
If you want to get even more local, head just outside the city to Berry View Farms and pick your own delicious Saskatoon berries. Within the city’s borders, the Lloydminster Cultural and Science Centre is an arts, culture, and history hub, with permanent and traveling exhibits. The Fuchs Wildlife Exhibit is a memorable permanent display, while another source of local pride is Canada’s largest sundial in Bud Miller All Seasons Park. The 200-acre park has something for everyone – picnic, cool off in the spray park, explore walking trails, fish, and play disc golf, mini golf, tennis, or lawn bowls.